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Mechanical Integrity Engineer - Longview, TX

Job Requisition ID:  48130

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenues of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit


Mechanical integrity engineers in Engineering and Reliability Services Department, Mechanical Integrity, Pressure Vessel, and Piping group provide engineering technical support and stewardship of the Mechanical Integrity portion of the Texas Operations Asset Integrity Programs.  Mechanical integrity engineers work closely with the Code and Corrosion Inspection group to ensure mechanical assets are inspected, monitored, and repaired as deemed necessary by the appropriate codes, standards, and procedures.  



  1. Manage assigned Mechanical Integrity Inspection Programs - responsible for budgeting, cost forecasting and overseeing work associated with those programs.  
  2. Oversee and drive the Mechanical Integrity Assessments for the site
  3. Drive and support implementation of Risk Based Inspection Program; then maintain/sustain RBI once implemented at the site.
  4. Provide Turnaround Planning Support for required mechanical integrity inspections
  5. Review, update, and create mechanical integrity procedures.
  6. Identify and implement improvement opportunities though new inspection technologies or improved work processes.
  7. Complete Engineering study jobs as requested.
  8. Mentor interns and new hires
  9. Learn and apply various API codes, the Approved Pressure Vessels Practice (APVP) manual, the Approved Safety Practices Manual (ASPM), and embody the expected safety commitment.
  10. Miscellaneous C&CI Support:
    • Spend a minimum amount of time in the field working and supporting C&CI’s inspections.
    • Review inspection plan revision requests.
    • Review extension interval requests.
    • Review piping inspection results and help to calculate minimum thickness.
    • Troubleshoot piping systems/circuits that have issues.
    • Help with C&CI, PV Engineers, and Operations to help develop repair and inspection plans.


Required Qualities:

  • Must possess a mindset that injuries and safety events are avoidable.
  • Strong commitment to personnel and process safety
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with personnel from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively handle a large volume of important or urgent issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to effectively self-manage a very demanding workload
  • Ability to effectively represent Eastman interest with outside groups, companies, and agencies
  • Very high level of initiative
  • Service oriented and customer focused
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good team leadership skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good judgment
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Strong curiosity and a desire to determine the root cause of a problem
  • Desire for continuous improvement and development for personal growth


Job Qualifications/Skills:


  • Utilize job-related computer systems.
  • Interpret, review, and apply engineering standards, codes, specifications, and drawings.
  • Use and interpret piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) and vessel/piping drawings.
  • Communicate in a proficient manner, both verbal and written.  
  • Prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks.
  • Able to climb ladders and stairs to access platforms or scaffolding.
  • Able make field visits, enter confined spaces, and wear fall protection when required.
  • Able to work outside of normal work schedules to accomplish a task as needed.
  • Willing to travel to other sites or cities for company business (vendor sites, training classes, etc.) as needed
  • Willing to be on-call periodically on weekends per department policy and procedures.
  • Adhere to company procedures and policies.


  • Experience with mechanical integrity, maintenance, and inspection of fixed equipment (pressure vessels, storage tanks, and piping).
  • Experience with fabrication and/or repair of piping, vessels, tanks, or other welded fabrications.
  • Familiar with ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes and API Standards.
  • Familiar with NBIC and Texas Boiler Law.
  • Experience with welding and weld procedures.
  • Familiar with Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technology.
  • Possess a general understanding of the function and operation of various types of plant equipment (process tanks, columns, exchangers, etc.)
  • Experience with materials and identification of common damage mechanisms.


Bachelor (BS) or Master's (MS) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited university is required.

5+ years of petrochemical, refinery, or similar industry experience preferred.


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Eastman Chemical Company does not provide sponsorship for this position.

Eastman Chemical Company is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Longview

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